Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

Following on from her recent success, Andrea Jalandoni has also been awarded a 2020 Griffith Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Andrea will be researching the same project for which she was awarded her Humanities Travelling Fellowship below. Read more here.

A huge congratulations to Centre Member Andrea Jalandoni on being awarded a 2020 Humanities Travelling Fellowship for her project "Lost and Found Chamorro Cultural Heritage: Using Lidar to Find Archaeological Sites on Guam, Marianas uses lidar, a remote sensing technique, to assess existing archival research, acquire and analyse new lidar data, and conduct fieldwork in the Mariana islands to verify potential archaeological sites". Read more here.

Griffith University organisational psychologist and GCSCR Centre Member Dr Tristan Casey has been awarded an Advance Queensland Fellowship to help key employment sectors develop resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming events

Dialogue with the Author - Debbie Bargallie

In this inaugural Dialogue with the Author seminar, you will have an opportunity to hear directly from the author and engage in a conversation about the key messages from her book. 9 November 2020

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GCSCR/SAGE Panel Presentation

Sport and recreation policy responses in a post-pandemic world: Equity and innovation in the ‘new normal’. 10 November 2020

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AAWP Conference 2020

Rising Tides: AAWP Conference 2020

25th Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference being held at Griffith University. 16 - 18 November 2020

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